DAF03 Metodological Seminar

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts (50,00 %), Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts (50,00 %)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The Methodological Seminar focuses on methodologies of film studies and theatre studies.
Learning outcomes
- design a research project for their dissertation,
- have overview in actual methodologial approaches, critically evaluate them and use them in research.
  • Particular issues is seminar are based on individual needs of actual students.
  • Students are given readings, consultations and group sessions to develop and discuss methodolopgical issues, principles of project design and writing of thesis.
  • When necessary foreign teachers are invited to the course to take part in discussion of partial issues.
    required literature
  • KAHN, Norma B. Jak efektivně studovat a pracovat s informacemi. Translated by Hana Kašparovská. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2001. 149 s. ISBN 80-7178-443-5. info
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2009. 209 pp. Studijní texty, 34. svazek. ISBN 978-80-86429-40-3. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
    recommended literature
  • BECKER, Howard S. and Pamela RICHARDS. Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xiv, 197. ISBN 9780226041322. info
  • ECO, Umberto and Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. info
  • Working for a doctorate : a guide for the humanities and social sciences. Edited by Norman Graves - Ved Varma. 1st. pub. London: Routledge, 1997. x, 202 s. ISBN 0-415-14730-1. info
  • Gregory Colon Semenza: Graduate study for the twenty-first century: how to build an academic career in the humanities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Teaching methods
Readings, homeworks, class discussion, consultations.
Assessment methods
Credit is given based on completion of seminar papers and presentations.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
Teacher's information
Students should take the course in the fisrt semester of their study.

The course could be substituted - in agreement with course leader and tutor - with other specialised methodological course on doctoral level.

The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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